The story..continued

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“It is not what it looks like”, he said. He met her eyes and saw a flicker of deliberation.

“What do you mean?”, asked Mira shifting through the day’s mail. She had handled five emergency cases in the hospital today and was dead tired to decode Sid’s mysterious words.

“Ashima helped me, that’s all”.

“You were bent on one knee and proposing to her in front of all the interns out there, kindly explain under what category of help does it come?”

Sid could here the storm building up inside her and waited for the explosion. The thunderstorm started again and Mira went to close the windows. When she turned back, she saw Sid in the same posture as she had seen in the morning.

“Is this some kind of joke?”, she asked exasperatedly.

“Not unless you want it to be”. That rogue grin of his which quickened her pulse was back.

“There is a girl whom I love to the moon and back. I want to spend the rest of my life with her. What you saw was just a trial run, or a test, to check how I will fare when the time is right, and the time is now, when the girl I love is in front of me, albeit, staring like a ghost”

Mira was speechless.

“You do not like the ring? I thought you liked emerald. We can change it, no issues, I have the warranty card with me”, Sid blabbered on nervously.

“A stone?”

“Pure and uncut. 18k”, he said proudly.

“Sid, there is a stone staring at me, are you giving me this to scare the pigeons away?”

Bewildered, Sid looked inside the jewelry box he was holding.

* * *

Tagging GB to continue 🙂

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Tag along!

This tag is solely dedicated to BM 🙂 She oh so sweetly asked her readers to tag her so that she gets material for the Blogging Marathon. We are all done with the ever famous elevens tag, book tag, year end review tag, husband tag and so and so. So here is me inviting you for the brand new segment of ‘Volleyball with Visha’.

Rules of the tag:

  1. Answer all the questions. No ‘pass’ or ‘no idea’ type of answers.
  2. No cursing me if you found the tag to be difficult while attempting.

Here is the tag –

  1. List all the ingredients which went into making the most interesting dish you ate today.
  2. What is the current wallpaper of your laptop/phone/tablet?
  3. How do you wear your hair when at home?
  4. When you visit any restaurant, what is the first thing you search for, in the menu?
  5. What is the advertisement from your childhood that you recall even today.
  6. Have you implemented a beauty tip/hack which you were told to, and been mortified by the results?
  7. At your home, where do the newspapers find themselves to be the most useful?
  8. During a visit to any mall, what do you find yourself searching first?
  9. This tag is over now. Explain your state of mind.

BM, you are tagged by default. By the time I name and link all of you here, Moo will wake up and I still have not blog hopped, so all you lovely people who are reading this, please consider yourself tagged.

Award, award and award

I am ashamed to admit that whenever I am awarded, I do not accept it immediately. It stays in my mind that I have been tagged/ awarded and when I get nothing novel to write about I dust the archives of the sweet bloggers who presented the precious awards to the unworthy me. I was thinking about writing a post on Zack, since I felt Moo has stole the limelight from him in this blog off late :lol:, when I saw that I have been awarded. Not wanting to cursing myself again, here I am, accepting the awards from the gracious and lovely presenters.

MonkeyMind, our ever lovely MM presented me with the Sunshine award way back in April which I am accepting now, in monsoon. Please forgive me MM, but hey, this sunshine can help me dry out the clothes which I am unable to do since 2 days because of the rains 😀 According to the rules, I have to display the award and mention ten interesting things about myself. Here I go.

(1) I love listening to new languages. Even if I do not understand them, I like to see and hear people speak/ fight/ laugh/ revel in a language.
(2) I always sleep on the right side of the bed. If I am sleeping on the left, I am not at peace. I fiddle, plot, scheme, plead – do anything to cross over to the right side.
(3) I can concentrate on whatever work I am doing while the TV is on full volume or the music is blaring out of the loudspeakers.
(4) If I like a movie or a TV show, I look up the biographies of its actors and directors.
(5) Anything new, I am game for it. Be it electronics, website or social media.
(6) In any kind of gathering irrespective of the age group, I can churn out new games which everyone can play or be involved with.
(7) I may take three hours to do online window shopping, but in the real world, I am out of the shop in less than fifteen minutes with the shopping bag in hand.
(8) I can eat daal and rice daily for lunch/ dinner.
(9) I choose clothes for others really well. I have never had a rejection in my selection ( show off alert).
(10) I deliberately keep an empty bottle besides me, so that I walk to the kitchen every time to fill and drink it.

Thank you so much MM, for awarding me. Whoever I read have been awarded this, if you have not though, kindly consider yourself awarded 🙂

Next, I thank Sanity Vows and TandooriPanipuriLife for conferring on me the Liebster Award. They find me worthy enough of it, even though I talk about nothing apart from the going ons in my mind and my surroundings. Interestingly, I have to answer the same set of questions to me, though I would give it to Sanity Vows to have come up with this set of 11 questions. So dear SV and N, here are my answers.

 

1. What made you start blogging?How is blogging different than keeping a diary for you or is it the same?
One fine afternoon when I had finished my set of tasks at work and reading the news online, I entered ‘ time pass’ in Google. Of the first five links which showed up that day, two were blogs. I read them one by one, finishing all their archives in a matter of days. One link lead to another and I was reading blogs whenever I had time. I think I stalked blogs for an year before starting this blog. I like to write, and blogging was the perfect answer for a break from work and home. My place, my words, my thoughts.
The difference between a blog and diary is the audience. Not if the blog is private, of course. I can gain other reader’s perspectives through blogging, which is not possible by maintaining a diary. That said, some days it is therapeutic to put words into paper.

2. Do you have a pet? If yes, which one? And if not, why?
No. We tried having a dog for a pet some ten years ago, but it didn’t work out. The dog whined and barked whenever it was near me and I used to think it hated me. And since then, haven’t ventured to change my opinion.

3. Which city do you think is the best to settle down in India? And why?
I have lived in only two cities for long periods of time. And my vote goes for my hometown, Gandhinagar. The greenery, zero pollution, everyone knows everyone phenomenon, street food, quietness, calmness, clean roads, etc

4. What is the one thing that you ordered in a restaurant and it turned out to be totally yuck and expensive?
Zack took me out to this Chinese restaurant in Bangalore once, boasting of its authenticity and taste. I looked for Hakka noodles with Manchurian on the menu, my favourite, but nowhere was there a mention of Hakka as well as Manchurian. The walls had some Chinese symbols and that was the only thing ‘Chinese’ I found. Since we both were very hungry, I ordered veg noodles. It was so bland than I had to finish it with oodles of tomato sauce. Such a waste of money, sigh.

5. If you see your enemy (or simply somebody you dislike) in a helpless situation, will you go forward and help them? Or leave them and enjoy mercilessly?
I would help, but not directly. I would have someone help them.

6. Have you ever been caught by your parents doing something totally inappropriate for your age?
Nope. I was the model kid who would cover her tracks and not get caught 😀 😀

7. What is that one thing that you criticize publicly, but do the same in private?
Nothing. I do not voice my opinions in the family or work unless asked. So ‘public’ criticism is out of the question 😀 As for the criticism part, I see the reason in every action and thing, so am not much of a critic.

8. Do you like water sports? Which one?
Unfortunately, I haven’t participated in any kind of water sports 😦 So whether I like them or not remains to be experienced.

9. Have you ever thought (or actually did ) of harming somebody very badly in order to get back at them? How?
Nope, never. The maximum I have done is shouted at them, that too in my mind.

10. Do you fart and behave like the other person is guilty of the crime?
The smile on my face saves me from any kind of questioning 😛

11. Have you ever been caught by the police ( or worst locked up)? For what reason?
Not technically. As a part of a protest rally during college, have been herded into the police van and transported from one place of protest to another.

It was fun answering these SV and TP 🙂 Again, who all I wanted to tag these questions with, have been awarded the same. But if not, please to take this up 🙂